All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cloud Computing’

Cisco Announces Metacloud Acquisition Plans

Cisco just announced that it intends to acquire private cloud company Metacloud to accelerate its own “intercloud” strategy. Metacloud says the deal will not affect users’ environments, and that it already has account reps reaching out to customers to answer questions. It counts Tableau, Ooyala, SK Planet, and Tapjoy among its customers. “Metacloud’s OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco’s strategy …

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Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony

The cassette tape has long been irrelevant in the consumer market, with the technology hanging on only in a few isolated hipster music circles. In storage media industry, however, cassettes have never really gone out of style. Magnetic tape is still one of the most reliable ways to archive large amounts of data, and the technology is still improving. Sony …

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Cloud Computing to See Revenues Surge

The cloud may be the buzzword that businesses use to signal a forward-thinking approach to investors, but the concept is quickly becoming one of the most important in enterprise. Companies large and small will soon invest billions in cloud computing to establish a flexible platform for their operations. Market research firm IHS today issued a new report predicting that enterprise …

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Can Google Lure Businesses With Its Powerful Infrastructure And Lower Prices?

Can billions of search results in milliseconds, 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month & storage for 425 million Gmail users be wrong? As if businesses weren’t relying on Google enough, the company took a major step toward gaining even more dependence from businesses this week with the launch of general availability of Google Compute Engine. It’s been called …

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IBM Soon To Offer Watson As Cloud Development Platform

It has been quite a while since we have heard the name “Watson” in association with IBM. I am sure that for most of you, the last time that you heard of IBM’s Watson was his debut on Jeopardy!; however, Watson has been very busy lately. “He” has been working with Citigroup to analyze company data, actively learning the Urban …

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Mozilla, OTOY Introduce ORBX.js, Brings Cloud-Based Graphics Processing To The Web

In 2010, OnLive introduced a revolutionary idea – leverage the power of the cloud to stream PC games to any PC regardless of its specs. Now a number of Web companies are taking that idea even further with a new Web technology that does the same thing in any browser. Mozilla announced today that it has partnered with OTOY and …

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This Is How The Cloud Will Enhance Games On The Xbox One

Cloud computing isn’t the mystical magic power that some make it out to be. It’s not going to make your games suddenly look better, or in the case of Sim City, play better. It will, however, be beneficial to the gaming experience in some unique ways. Ever since the Xbox One was announced, Microsoft has touted how cloud computing would …

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U.S.-Based Tech Firms May Lose Big Due To PRISM

Cloud computing and storage is a multi-billion dollar business. Companies all over the world turn to Google, Microsoft and others to process and store their sensitive data. Corporate privacy policies ensure that this data remains secret, but that might not remain the case when the NSA comes knocking. A new study out of The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation has …

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The Pirate Bay Moves To The Pirate Cloud

The Pirate Bay faithful were worried a few weeks ago when the torrent tracker went offline for two days. The folks running the show said it was a power outage that took longer than they had hoped to replace. The site is now back up and everything is fine. Well, the site did go down for five minutes yesterday, but …

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Microsoft Buys CiS Solutions Provider StorSimple

Microsoft is acquiring Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions provider StorSimple. Microsoft says the pick-up will advance its Cloud OS vision and help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing more efficiently. “Customers faced with explosive growth in data are looking to the cloud to help them store, manage and archive that data. But, to be effective, cloud storage needs to integrate with IT’s …

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